His replacement, former BMW and Mini national sales manager Andy Hearn, stepped into the post on January 1. A spokeswoman for the company says Houghton-Berry’s departure was amicable, and that he left for “new adventures” but the company is unsure of his plans. “He’s done a fantastic job, and we wish him all the best,” she adds.
Hearn has a great deal of experience across BMW Group’s sales, aftersales and marketing departments.
Prior to joining Mini, Houghton-Berry served as fleet sales director at Rover while it was owned by BMW.